Rohingya organizations have condemned the burning of a picture of Gen. Aung San at a recent rally in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok.
Rangoon’s Hindus gathered last week for the annual ‘fire-walking ceremony’ to honor the Goddess Kali. Devotees braved heat and pains to show their faith.
The grandson of former dictator Than Shwe is back in the news for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer last month.
In a show of solidarity for those still detained, former political prisoner Win Tin refuses to give back the blue shirt issued to all inmates.
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence on the recent inter-communal violence, telling Muslim leaders that promoting “rule of law” will end it.
Burma is collaborating with foreign companies to upgrade how it keeps track of its citizens by replacing paper-and-ink national identity cards with scannable “smart” cards.
An Upper House lawmaker says he will push the government to investigate the former junta’s sale of gas stations to cronies at below market prices.
Three gold miners jailed for protesting are facing legal action again, just as they near completion of their six-month prison terms.
At least one township involved denies misusing the funds, claiming the farmers received the full amount they were promised.
At a public hearing with lawmakers Shwe Mann and Aung San Suu Kyi, hundreds of businesspeople urge the government to clean up its revenue system.
President Thein Sein vows to complete efforts to rebuild areas of Arakan State hit by last year’s violence before the start of the rainy season.
Three weeks after anti-Muslim riots erupted in Meikhtila town, reports are emerging that a group of 32 madrasa students were killed in an attack.
Senior USDP official and former military junta member Aung Thaung has suggested that “communists” might have been involved in last month’s anti-Muslim violence.
Police forces in areas of Burma hit by communal violence in recent weeks have done nothing to enforce laws against the distribution of extremist propaganda.
An alliance of armed ethnic groups talks with Japan’s prime minister in Tokyo about promoting aid projects in their states.
The victims told The Irrawaddy they were repeatedly raped and forced to work without pay for three months after being captured in January.
After two explosions at the Chinese gas pipeline in Shan State, activists in Rangoon urge authorities to protect local residents.
Ethnic hatred unleashed in Burma after 49 years of military rule is spreading, threatening the country’s historic democratic transition.
The government and Kachin rebels cancelled a ceasefire meeting Friday. Kachin NGOs allege the cancellation occurred because China objected to the presence of Western observers.
Rangoon will soon be transformed into a chaotic mass of gyrating dancers, as residents take to the streets to bring in the New Year.